Lunch & Learn: Dangermond Preserve with Michael Bell
You’ve been asking about the conservation of the Bixby Ranch—the largest land deal in Santa Barbara’s recent history. A $165-million donation from Jack and Laura Dangermond has preserved 25,000 acres of pristine land of the central California coast. Come learn more about it!
Bring your lunch on April 17 and join the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County to welcome Michael Bell, the Nature Conservancy’s Dangermond Preserve Director. Bell will talk about this mega-conservation project—that includes 8 miles of coastline, windswept bluffs and hillsides and valleys rich with California live oaks. Learn about the Nature Conservancy’s evaluation process for the adaptive management of this property which is home to 39 threatened or "special status" species, including 14 that are considered endangered, as well as Chumash artifacts, and dozens of National Historic Register sites. This is one you will not want to miss.
Free and open to the public, but seating is limited. RSVP required: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County
Since 1985, The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County has worked with community groups, willing landowners and others to preserve, restore, and manage open space, wildlife habitat, and family farms and ranches throughout the County. To date, the Land Trust has helped to preserve more than 27,000 acres of natural resource and working land across the county, including the Arroyo Hondo Preserve, Sedgwick Reserve, Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve, Coronado Butterfly Preserve, Point Sal, Carpinteria Salt Marsh, and several ranches on the Gaviota Coast. www.sblandtrust.org